Wilson’s Teacher Intern Pathway (TIP) is a highly regarded, affordable and expeditious path for people with bachelor’s degrees to become teachers.
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"You are never too old to achieve your hopes and dreams; you are worth the educational investment." - Kendra Ogden '17, Shippensburg Area School District
Approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in 1985, TIP makes earning Pennsylvania Instructional Level I certificates as accessible as possible for highly motivated, working adults. Get your PA teacher certification today!
We currently offer Pennsylvania Level I certification in Early Childhood Education (PreK-4, elementary); in Early Childhood/Special Education (dual certification);in middle level (4-8) for English, mathematics, science and social studies; in middle level/Special Education (dual certification); in PreK-12 for Business, Computer & Information Technology; Health & Physical Education and Spanish; in secondary education (7-12) for English, biology, chemistry, mathematics and social studies; and in secondary/Special Education (dual certification). Depending on the area of teaching, credits from undergraduate degrees can apply toward certification. All students take core and methods education classes, state-required testing and practice teaching.
We know that most of our Teacher Intern Pathway students are working full time or part time and have personal responsibilities. That’s why we offer most classes in the evening from 6:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. The entire program can vary in consideration of each student’s previous academic preparation. Tuition is affordable and financial aid is available for those who qualify.
Both public school districts and private schools are eager to hire TIP graduates. Employers know that our graduates are mature, passionate about teaching and well-prepared for the daily challenges of the classroom.
The Pennsylvania certificate is also valid in 46 states with which interstate agreements exist. It is the student's responsibility to investigate the process to tranfer a PA certificate to another state.
When Wilson College expanded its teacher certification program last fall to include an online-only option, it offered a limited number of Pennsylvania teacher certifications. Now, based on current enrollment and inquiries, the college has added more state certifications.
Pennsylvania’s teacher shortage crisis is amping up interest in teaching careers. In response to the growing demand for teacher certification programs, Wilson College has expanded its former Teacher Intern Program (TIP), now offering an online-only certification program and a program for foreign language teachers, as well as the traditional program.